Which blockchains and apps still generate trading fees?
August 31, 2022
The DeFi bubble burst this year. The prices of the coins have fallen, and so has the overall value locked up in those protocols. But that doesn't mean the apps stopped working. On the contrary, they kept working flawlessly during the last crash and are still raking in nice transaction fees. Which chains and apps are doing best in this respect?
Samsung eyes crypto exchange in South Korea
August 23, 2022
Samsung is one of six companies that has submitted applications to open a crypto exchange in South Korea. The application comes in the wake of the election of President Yoon Suk-Yeol last spring. He is popular with many young South Koreans with his pro-crypto stance.
New bill seeks to regulate crypto in the United States
June 7, 2022
A new, far-reaching bill on the regulation of crypto in the United States has been announced. The legislation is going to give clarity to both regulators and crypto companies. This is needed to break all kinds of deadlocks, for example that of the long-awaited Bitcoin ETF.
ECB publishes report on crypto
May 25, 2022
With new EU crypto legislation currently being drafted behind closed doors, it's interesting to take a look at the European Central Bank's (ECB) research paper that just came out: Financial Stability Review. What does it say about crypto?
New idea from Vitalik: Soulbound tokens
May 23, 2022
Last week, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin introduced a new type of token: the soulbound token (SBT). It is a type of NFT that cannot be traded. Why not? Because this token is inextricably linked someone's identity, or 'soul'.
Magic Eden - The rising star in Solanas NFT ecosystem
May 23, 2022
OpenSea is the biggest NFT marketplace in the world according to the dollar value of its transactions. It was in April when OpenSea added Solana NFTs and seems that traders and investors have taken interest in the option to diversify their NFT portfolios with art and collectibles that are native to the Solana blockchain. But there is one special marketplace that is native to Solana and it is becoming increasingly popular. What is Magic Eden and is it going to become a challenger to OpenSeas market dominance?
Fear & Greed Index to lowest level in over two years
May 18, 2022
On May 17, the Fear & Greed Index hit a level of 8 on a scale of 100. That is its lowest level since mid-March 2020, the days of panic when the first lockdowns were declared. Such a period of fear has historically often proven to be a good buying opportunity. Although there are no guarantees!
Yellen: crypto is not (yet) a risk to the financial system
May 13, 2022
In a session in the US Congress, Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen stated that she does not see crypto as a systemic risk to the stability of the financial system. She did mention the fall of UST as an example of a risk within crypto.